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ILH Laboratory specimen collection and test information
Blue Top
Thrombin Time
Properly filled blue top
Alternative name(s)

Lab section Send Outs    
When performed 0630h-1430h Monday-Friday    
When reported
0630h-1430h Monday-Friday    
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Guide to hemostasis testing
Important notes: Two tube technique may be necessary for complicated draws. Blue top must be properly filled. Requires consult. Submit consult form with specimen..

Rejection criteria: Clotted specimens or improperly filled blue top tubes.
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Transportation devices:
Specimen preparation: Spin properly filled blue top in COAG centrifuge. Remove the plasma and freeze in Send Out freezer. Fill out Specimen Save form and bag with specimen.

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Last revised 10/20/2014